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00:04 [Telegraph] German magazine mistakenly publishes George HW Bush's obituary

00:08 [The Independent] The year in Trending: They came, they saw, they were found in Ikea...

00:10 [CNN] Mullah Mohammed Omar - Fast Facts

00:12 [Guardian] Former Tory MP Irvine Patnick dies aged 83

00:12 [CNN] Will Egypt's Jon Stewart be stifled?

00:12 [Raw Story] Israel court overturns ban on Arab politician

00:13 [Fox News] TIME RUNNING OUT: Final-Hour Fiscal Talks Hit Standstill in Senate

00:13 [Fox News] BEHIND BARS:Iranian Pastor Re-Arrested, Ordered to Finish Term

00:13 [Fox News] UNCONSTITUTIONAL: French Court Strikes Down75 Percent Millionaires' Tax

00:19 [The Onion] NASA Calls It A Mission As Curiosity Rover Fills Up Whole 2-Gigabyte Memory Card

00:20 [Telegraph] How bullying creates suicide bombers

00:21 [CNN] Robert Mugabe - Fast Facts

00:27 [Sydney Morning Herald] It's a shark-eat-shark world

00:32 [Raw Story] Sen. Mitch McConnell: ‘I need a dance partner’ to solve fiscal cliff

00:34 [CNET News] Predicting the most unlikely tech events that will happen in 2013

00:36 [Topix Activism News] National Human Rights Award 2012

00:38 [zero hedge] Market Opens Near Friday's Lows As Senate Gives Up (Early) For The Night

00:38 [zero hedge] Pity the Payrollers - America's Unsung Heros of the Fiscal Cliff.

00:50 [CNN] "Fiscal cliff" talks stall in final hours

00:53 [CNN] Mahathir Bin Mohamad - Fast Facts

00:54 [Slashdot] Why Linux On Microsoft Surface Is a Tough Challenge

01:09 [The Independent] Government defends use of staff from energy giants

01:09 [The Independent] Williams leaves church service for life of academia

01:09 [The Independent] Lord Rees-Mogg: 'Times' editor who later brought high moral purpose to his public service

01:09 [The Independent] Tony Greig: Cricketer who captained England

01:11 [Reuters] Fiscal deal stalls as clock ticks to deadline

01:12 [Truthdig] REVOLT ING

01:14 [Guardian] Cosmetic treatment industry faces tough regulation over 'grubby' tactics

01:14 [Guardian] New year revellers warned of dangers of counterfeit alcohol

01:15 [Fox News] Final-Hour Fiscal Talks Hit Standstill

01:15 [Fox News] BENGHAZI HEARING: Graham Demands Clinton To Testify on Libya Attacks

01:17 [Raw Story] German weekly publishes Bush Sr.’s obit by mistake

01:18 [Deutsche Welle] Heading into Germany's 2013 election race

01:20 [Telegraph] Animal pictures of the year 2012: part two

01:21 [Reuters: politics] Fiscal deal stalls as clock ticks to deadline



01:25 [msnbc: politics] No fiscal deal Sunday; Senate to return for dramatic New Year's Eve

01:29 [Fox News: politics] Obama signs extension of overseas surveillance law

01:32 [Raw Story] GOP backs off Social Security in fiscal cliff talks

01:33 [The Onion] Popeye's Home Boiglerized

01:36 [msnbc] No fiscal deal Sunday; Senate to return for dramatic New Year's Eve

01:38 [Disinformation] Beware of the Superspreaders

01:44 [Sydney Morning Herald] Mother drinking: police

01:44 [Sydney Morning Herald] 'Safer place': paedophile Ferguson dead

01:50 [OpEdNews] The Top 12 Political Fallacies of 2012

01:52 [Telegraph] Al Qaeda offers gold bounty for the life of US ambassador in Yemen

01:52 [Telegraph] French magazine Charlie Hebdo to publish comic of Mohammed's life

01:53 [zero hedge] Guest Post: Fiscal Cliff Contingencies

01:53 [zero hedge] JuMP YoU F*#CKeRS!

01:55 [CNN] Charter bus skids on ice, kills nine in Oregon

01:56 [Slashdot] China's Controversial Brain Surgery To Cure Drug Addiction

01:57 [Raw Story] Brazil pledges to clean up decades of pollution for Olympics

02:03 [Russia Today] British Olympic hero held as suspected terrorist by US customs

02:03 [CNN] Indian girl commits suicide over alleged gang rape

02:03 [msnbc: politics] Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot

02:06 [CNN] Battling cancer, Chavez suffers fresh complications

02:09 [Voice of America] US Congress to Reconvene Monday, Continue Fiscal Talks

02:10 [OpEdNews] Fear, Congress, and Denial

02:10 [Fox News: politics] Secretary Clinton in hospital with blood clot stemming from concussion

02:10 [CNN] Hillary Clinton hospitalized after doctors discover blood clot

02:17 [Big Think] Common Misconceptions About Intelligence IV: Genes Don’t Determine Intelligence, Only the Environment Does

02:17 [Truthdig] Fiscal Cliff Talks Going Down to the Wire

02:21 [Reuters: politics] Secretary of State Clinton hospitalized with blood clot: spokesman

02:23 [Disinformation] Philip Coppens RIP (RUMOR)

02:26 [Reuters] Washington pushes United States to edge of "fiscal cliff"

02:33 [NPR] Chavez Suffers 'New Complications' After Surgery

02:35 [CNET News] YouTube makes brief return to Pakistan after 3-month ban

02:38 [Telegraph] Hugo Chavez suffers 'new complications' after surgery

02:38 [NPR] Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot After Concussion

02:42 [Raw Story] Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

02:44 [CNN] Miners ready to take punt on rare earths

02:48 [The Atlantic: Politics] Little Progress as Senate Fiscal-Cliff Negotiations Stretch Late Sunday

03:02 [Raw Story] Mexico City launches trash-for-food program

03:05 [CNN] Battling cancer, Chavez suffers more complications

03:10 [Guardian] Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot following concussion

03:13 [AL JAZEERA] Venezuela's Chavez in 'delicate' state

03:13 [Voice of America] Hillary Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot

03:14 [Fox News] Clinton Hospitalized After Concussion

03:14 [Fox News] DOWN TO THE WIRE:Final-Hour Fiscal Talks Hit Standstill in Senate

03:15 [AL JAZEERA] US 'fiscal cliff' just one day away

03:17 [Sydney Morning Herald] Clinton in hospital with a blood clot

03:21 [Voice of America] Venezuelan President Chavez Suffers New Health Complications

03:26 [Reuters: politics] Secretary of State Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

03:29 [The Independent] Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

03:32 [Raw Story] US drone strike kills 3 Qaeda suspects in Yemen: official

03:41 [Telegraph] Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot

03:42 [The Hindu - News] NABARD to fund 71 rural road, 45 bridge projects

03:44 [The Hindu - News] Clinton admitted to NY hospital with blood clot

03:46 [The Hindu - News] Country’s coffee production pegged at 3.15 lakh tonnes

03:47 [Big Think] Of Threats and Bounties

03:50 [CNN] 'Fiscal cliff' talks stall in final hours

03:53 [The Hindu - News] Rs.192.3 crore to be spent on improving roads, building bridges in Karnataka

03:55 [zero hedge] China PMI Surges To 19-Month High - US (And Chinese) Equities Sigh

03:56 [Guardian] Hugo Chávez suffers from 'new complications' after surgery

03:58 [Disinformation] Russian Dashboard Camera Captures Dramatic Plane Crash

03:59 [The Hindu - News] Wine sales dip by 10 per cent

04:01 [The Hindu - News] Part of KSRTC bus-stand to be shifted

04:02 [Raw Story] Ezra Klein: ‘A lot of the speculation now’ says sequestration cuts will stand

04:03 [Russia Today] Chavez remains in ‘delicate’ condition - VP

04:05 [The Hindu - News] Friends recall wedding plans of gang-rape victim

04:09 [The Hindu - News] Party, but do not overindulge: nutritionists

04:11 [The Hindu - News] Delhi Metro cancels museum anniversary celebrations

04:13 [The Hindu - News] Traffic arrangements for New Year’s Eve

04:16 [The Independent] i Editor's Letter:

04:20 [Reuters: politics] Senate, House agriculture committees in deal to avert milk price spike

04:35 [CNET News] Huawei linked to plan to sell restricted equipment to Iran

04:46 [The Hindu - News] Pilot project to help dryland farmers in Karnataka shows good results

04:46 [OpEdNews] Looking Back At The News of 2012

04:50 [The Hindu - News] All eyes and ears

04:51 [Fox News: politics] Latest Senate committee report on Benghazi terrorist attack faults State Department

04:52 [The Hindu - News] A look into the past

04:52 [The Hindu - News] Right to self-defence

04:54 [The Hindu - News] No beach rides after 8 p.m.

04:55 [Topix Activism News] Zion Church's Rev. Willard Durant praised by his many admirers

04:56 [The Hindu - News] How the Bangalore police bring down crime rate in December

05:00 [The Hindu - News] Party away, but safely, say cops

05:02 [The Hindu - News] 22,000 candidates write NET

05:06 [The Hindu - News] New Year: over 1,000 police personnel to be deployed

05:08 [The Hindu - News] Most accidents on New Year day are due to drunken driving, say police

05:12 [The Hindu - News] Police open yet another channel of communication

05:14 [CNET News] Yahoo completes withdrawal from South Korean market

05:18 [The Hindu - News] Don't court trouble, says Jyothi Prakash Mirji

05:20 [The Hindu - News] Over 7,900 candidates appear for NET exam

05:21 [OpEdNews] White House, Congress extend police-state FISA law

05:22 [The Hindu - News] Bifurcation of BU may result in UVCE being split into two

05:22 [Big Think] The Best Art Books of 2012

05:30 [The Hindu - News] Slow pace of water scheme works dismays councillors

05:32 [The Hindu - News] BBMP looking for ways to garner revenue

05:37 [The Hindu - News] Students oppose 'curfew’ at NLSIU

05:37 [Slashdot] Origin of Neil Armstrong's 'One Small Step' Line Revealed

05:43 [The Hindu - News] They have shelter, but they are still homeless

05:45 [Fox News] LOOKING BACK:Monumental Events That Shaped Our Lives in 2012

05:48 [Deutsche Welle] Chancellor Angela Merkel's New Year's address

05:49 [The Hindu - News] Giving domestic workers their due

05:51 [OpEdNews] Syria Faces Humanitarian Catastrophe

05:53 [The Hindu - News] State must keep markets in check: Angela Merkel

05:53 [AntiWar] One Killed in Iraq Protests

05:55 [The Hindu - News] MMK demands total prohibition in State

05:58 [Disinformation] Hundred Waters: ‘Thistle’

05:59 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Wendy N. Powell: Mr. President, It's Lonely on the Administration Side of the Bargaining Table

05:59 [The Hindu - Opinion] The case of the red-haired kids

05:59 [The Hindu - News] Social security pension through banks hailed

05:59 [Telegraph] Family of Indian rape victim want killers executed

06:01 [The Hindu - News] Welfare board for police personnel sought

06:03 [The Hindu - Opinion] The case of the red-haired kids

06:05 [The Hindu - News] Bharathidasan University to introduce ‘flexitime’ valuation duty for examiners

06:08 [straight] Vancouver police search for missing 13-year-old West End boy

06:08 [Sydney Morning Herald] Six for 6: Australia's options

06:08 [Sydney Morning Herald] Sun, sweat and smiles during a cracker of a wait

06:09 [The Hindu - News] Chavez suffers ‘new complications’

06:11 [The Hindu - News] Praful Patel backs Sreedharan to head Kochi metro project

06:14 [NPR] Redskins Beat Cowboys 28-18 To Win NFC East

06:18 [Truthdig] The Idol Smasher

06:19 [The Hindu - News] Challenging men, this 53-year-old woman swims across Kochi lake

06:23 [Big Think] The Promise of a New Year Defeats the Fear of Death. A Shot of Optimism from Jason Silva

06:23 [The Hindu - News] Toning up civic amenities top priority: Municipal Commissioner

06:26 [The Hindu - News] Fresh corruption charges hit Kochi Corporation

06:38 [The Hindu - News] City grieves for gang rape victim

06:41 [Fox News] Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot

06:41 [Fox News] SEARCH FOR ANSWERS: US Family Pleas for Couple Missing in Afghanistan

06:44 [The Hindu - News] Madurai Corporation whitewashes defaced walls

06:48 [Fin24 News] Investors agonise as fiscal cliff nears

06:50 [The Hindu - News] Andhra man found dead in U.S., homicide investigation launched

06:53 [Deutsche Welle] US Congress readies for last-gasp budget talks

06:54 [The Hindu - News] Pipes running dry in Ullal; MCC accused of not honouring pact

06:56 [The Hindu - News] Suckling appointed as Australia’s next envoy to India

06:57 [AntiWar] The War Party and the Israel Lobby Wish for War With Iran in 2013

06:58 [The Hindu - News] Dalit activists in Mangalore urge police to ensure safety of women

07:00 [The Hindu - News] An attempt to highlight the works of talented Telugu people

07:01 [Reuters] Hours from "fiscal cliff," Washington still awaits deal

07:02 [The Hindu - News] Young people, media are ignoring my contribution: Gowda

07:06 [The Hindu - News] Award for science writer

07:06 [The Hindu - News] Jolt to bikers

07:08 [Deutsche Welle] Solar power sparks innovation in oil-rich Qatar

07:10 [The Hindu - News] Expect a cold or wet New Year

07:11 [Sydney Morning Herald] Ship blip: residents flip

07:12 [The Hindu - News] ‘Cleft lip is not a curse, it is curable’

07:17 [The Hindu - News] Kerala keen to tie up with private parties for better health: Sivakumar

07:18 [Truthdig] Obama’s ‘Worst Day’ as President, Bachmann’s Surprising Honor, and More

07:21 [The Hindu - News] 450 Myanmar asylum seekers reach Malaysia, 1 dead

07:23 [The Hindu - News] Police counsel traffic violators

07:25 [The Hindu - News] Indian-origin physicians, a dedicated and erudite lot

07:28 [Disinformation] Sid Vicious Does A New York Cable TV Call-In Show

07:29 [The Hindu - News] Fresh hopes in anti-plastic drive

07:29 [Reuters: politics] Hours from "fiscal cliff," Washington still awaits deal

07:31 [The Hindu - News] Trivandrum to stay loud and wide awake to welcome New Year

07:32 [Telegraph] 1.7 million human embryos created for IVF thrown away

07:32 [Telegraph] Len Goodman: Strictly Come Dancing judge, 68, marries long-term girlfriend

07:32 [Telegraph] Francis Maude: Tories must modernise or face 'oblivion'

07:32 [Telegraph] Fiscal cliff: Senate enters last-ditch talks before midnight deadline

07:33 [Truthdig] Hillary Clinton Hospitalized

07:35 [The Hindu - News] Jnanpith award winner to open book fest

07:36 [Pravda] Foreign journalists to be ousted from Russian state-owned TV channels?

07:39 [The Hindu - News] Minor molested in Delhi bus was earlier raped by brother

07:41 [The Hindu - News] Vamsi reminds former Minister of his assurances on RoB

07:41 [] The War Party and the Israel Lobby Wish for War With Iran in 2013

07:46 [Fox News] 2012's Big Celeb Meltdowns

07:47 [The Hindu - News] Making personal messages to loved ones

07:55 [The Hindu - News] Crime detection goes up in 2012

07:59 [The Hindu - News] ‘108’ ambulance kept readyfor New Year emergencies

08:01 [Pravda] Crisis strikes a blow on Santa's activities

08:01 [CNN] Africa Achievements: Top 5 ways the continent shone in 2012

08:01 [The Hindu - News] ‘108’ ambulance kept ready for New Year emergencies

08:04 [Telegraph] Former Tory MP Sir Irvine Patnick dies, aged 83

08:12 [The Hindu - News] Indian Americans urge FBI to track religious hate crimes

08:14 [Global Voices] A Memorable 2012 for Myanmar

08:15 [AL JAZEERA] Last push to avoid US 'fiscal cliff'

08:17 [OpEdNews] Rare Israeli Justice

08:20 [Telegraph] The top 10 global newsmakers of 2012

08:20 [Telegraph] Breast operations 'must not be sold like double glazing'

08:21 [Pravda] There is good news in the world

08:22 [OpEdNews] Responsible Fiscal Cliff Resolution

08:25 [Slashdot] Gnome Extension Offers a Shopping Lens We Can Live With

08:26 [CNN] Mom 'eternally grateful' as 2 missing boys return home to Georgia

08:28 [The Hindu - News] 'Fiscal cliff' disputes remain as deadline nears

08:28 [Disinformation] Blackbird Blackbird: ‘Pure’

08:36 [Pravda] Cliff Notes

08:40 [The Independent] Sir Irvine Patnick - source for Sun story that smeared Liverpool fans after Hillsborough disaster - dies, aged 83

08:40 [The Independent] Iain Duncan Smith launches scathing attack on tax credit abuse

08:40 [The Independent] Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez suffers new complications in battle against cancer

08:40 [The Independent] Kanye West and Kim Kardashian expecting first child

08:48 [Truthdig] 112th Congress

08:49 [BBC: Health] Cosmetic ops 'hard sell' opposed

08:54 [The Hindu - News] Army scraps new year parties in memory of Delhi victim

08:56 [The Independent] 209 rogue claims management companies shut down in just six months

08:59 [Global Voices] Thailand's ‘Skype Doctors'

09:03 [Truthdig] GOP New Year

09:04 [HuffingtonPost: politics] Nathan Newman: The Enduring Radicalism of Les Miserables

09:05 [The Hindu - News] Millions of embryos created for IVF in UK “thrown away unused”

09:07 [CNET News] Web technology: 5 things to watch in 2013

09:07 [CNET News] LG's 2013 televisions promise natural voice search and all-LED backlights

09:11 [Mother Jones] 15 Green New Year's Resolutions for 2013

09:15 [Topix Activism News] North African nations take different reform routes

09:20 [Telegraph] Who will be making world news in 2013?

09:20 [Telegraph] Thousands of elderly needlessly in hospital

09:20 [Telegraph] Soaring numbers of over 60s face unemployment

09:27 [CNN] With no deal and only hours to go, US economy heads toward 'fiscal cliff'

09:28 [Disinformation] North Korea vs. South Korea: Dance Battle on the DMZ

09:28 [Russia Today] Rommel’s demise: Son’s letter reveals details of general’s death

09:34 [Global Voices] Cambodia: Timeline of Human Rights Violations

09:41 [The Hindu - News] Women’s helpline in Delhi fails to take off

09:43 [The Independent] Same-sex spouses find being married can't stop deportation

09:43 [The Independent] Prescribe cheaper drugs, GPs told

09:43 [The Independent] Syria peace envoy warns of surge in death toll

09:43 [The Independent] Newtown shooting deeply affected first responders

09:44 [NPR] After Fruitless Weekend, Congress Still Seeks Fiscal Deal

09:48 [Fox News: politics] Reid: 'Significant distance' between sides as fiscal talks stall, carry into Monday

09:48 [Russia Today] Box office record for Bond: 'Skyfall' passes $1 billion mark

09:49 [Global Voices] State of Freedom of Speech in Tunisia in 2012

09:51 [Guardian] Martin McGuinness resigns as MP

09:52 [Fin24 News] Zuma: NDP the way to prosperity

09:57 [Guardian] Eurozone live: Angela Merkel warns crisis is 'far from over'

09:58 [Russia Today] At least 10 dead as wave of blasts sweeps Iraq

09:59 [Deutsche Welle] Nobel laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini dies

10:04 [Global Voices] Cambodia: Major Events of 2012

10:08 [] KiwiIRC

10:20 [The Hindu - News] Asia stocks wilt hours before US fiscal cliff hits

10:25 [CNN] What day is it? Neighbors ring in 2013 more than 24 hours apart

10:28 [Disinformation] Monkee’s Teeth

10:29 [NPR] Europe Fails To Stimulate Growth In 2012

10:30 [Global Voices] No Haven for Citizen Journalists in Bahrain

10:30 [The Independent] The leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales calls on followers to oppose plans for equal marriage

10:31 [Voice of America] Israel Allows Building Materials into Gaza

10:34 [Fin24 News] Credit growth quickens in November

10:36 [Spiegel] Interview with Ahmed Rashid: The West Should 'Change Its Approach to Failing States'

10:36 [The Hindu - News] U.N. chief expresses sorrow at death of Delhi gang-rape victim

10:38 [Telegraph] Britain should be offered 'second class' membership of the EU

10:38 [Telegraph] Middle East review of 2012: the Arab Winter

10:38 [Telegraph] Abducted girl Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson's father in renewed bid to be released from jail

10:45 [Voice of America] Malaysia Detains Asylum Seekers from Burma

10:45 [The Independent] Martin McGuinness resigns as Mid-Ulster MP

10:45 [The Independent] Two police officers hospitalised after patrol car crash

10:45 [The Independent] Death of woman whose body was found in the street is 'unexplained' say police

10:45 [The Independent] Three people killed and 21 injured in Iraq car blast

10:46 [Fox News] No Deal Hours Before Fiscal Deadline

10:46 [Fox News] CLINTON HOSPITALIZED: Doctors Discover Blood Clot After Concussion

10:46 [Fox News] DEADLY CRASH: 9 Killed After Bus Plunges 100 Feet Off Ore. Highway

10:49 [Deutsche Welle] Little to look forward to for EU in 2013

10:54 [Telegraph] Witchcraft 'thriving in the Welsh countryside'

10:55 [Voice of America] Iraq Hit by Multiple Bombings

10:57 [BBC: Education] Scotland's year in education

10:58 [Russia Today] Senate stalemate: US teeters on brink of 'Fiscal Cliff'

11:04 [New Statesman] In the wrangle over America's Fiscal Cliff, Barack Obama holds all the cards

11:05 [Voice of America] UN Ends Peacekeeping Mission in East Timor

11:06 [Slate Magazine] What Does the Fiscal Cliff Mean for You?

11:16 [Slashdot] The Future of 802.11ac

11:17 [The Independent] Sales of the Pogues' 'Fairytale Of New York' reach 1 million 25 years after release

11:17 [The Independent] Secret wedding for Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman

11:17 [The Independent] Claire Beale on Advertising: The smart money is on smartphones

11:17 [The Independent] Postcard from... Berlin

11:21 [Slate Magazine] How To Make Better New Year’s Resolutions

11:24 [Telegraph] Criminals can be tracked via satellite with new tags

11:24 [Telegraph] Oil and energy firm staff employed by the Government

11:28 [Disinformation] Angus & Julia Stone: ‘The Beast’

11:30 [The Hindu - News] AIADMK will go alone in Lok Sabha polls

11:32 [The Independent] Impossible: X Factor's James Arthur back at the top of the charts

11:32 [The Independent] Carol Vorderman counts down to pilot licence after spending Christmas flying high

11:32 [The Independent] Ultravox hit 'Vienna' named nation's favourite number two single

11:34 [Sydney Morning Herald] Sydney gets party rolling

11:34 [Sydney Morning Herald] Ship blip: residents flip

11:36 [Slate Magazine] Tearing Down the “Electronic Cottage”

11:38 [zero hedge] HaPPY ZeRo HeDGe NeW YeaR!: PaRTY LiKe IT'S 1929...

11:39 [Deutsche Welle] Several killed in wave of bombings in Iraq

11:39 [New Statesman] A year in books

11:41 [BBC: Entertainment] The Hobbit keeps box office crown

11:43 [Fin24 News] Rand weakens on fiscal cliff fears

11:44 [AL JAZEERA] 2012: A year in review

11:46 [CNN] Keep Nelson Mandela in thoughts and prayers, Zuma says

11:48 [The Independent] Tube station cleaners stage strike

11:51 [Slate Magazine] How Do I Annoy Thee? Let Me Count the Ways.

11:52 [The Hindu - News] 11 inmates escape from Hooghly destitute home

11:54 [BBC: Entertainment] Beyonce, Bridget Jones and Manet: 2013's cultural highlights

11:55 [Telegraph] New Year's honours system 'should be divorced from the monarchy'

11:55 [Telegraph] One of Britain's oldest bridges swept away by floodwater as more rain forecast over New Year

11:56 [New Internationalist] 2012 was the end of reason

11:58 [Foreign Policy in Focus] Conn Hallinan's 2012 "Are You Serious?" Awards

11:58 [Big Think] Threads of 2012

11:58 [Russia Today] Team Russia used to fly on crashed Tupolev plane - official

11:59 [BBC: Technology] Pakistan briefly lifts YouTube block

12:03 [CNN] School boy's wildlife-tracking website helps tourists spot big beasts

12:10 [The Hindu - News] Chidambaram unveils cash transfer rollout plan

12:12 [Mother Jones] Finding Eno

12:13 [Fox News: politics] California residents take fight against fitness fanatics in park to city council

12:14 [Deutsche Welle] Human rights concerns mar Ukraine's OSCE presidency

12:25 [Global Voices] “Cousins” from São Tomé and Príncipe Unite the Diaspora Through Online Radio

12:25 [CNN] Don't lock up David Gregory or deport Piers Morgan

12:28 [Guardian] Northern Ireland bomb 'could have killed police officer's family'

12:28 [Disinformation] Sigur Ros: Varúð (Valtari Mystery Film Experiment / Directed By Jeff Ray)

12:33 [Raw Story] Iran stages cyber warfare drill

12:34 [The Independent] Indian politicians call for castration of sex offenders amid continuing anger over death of medical student gang-raped on Delhi bus

12:34 [The Independent] BBC continues to trounce ITV in festive television ratings battle

12:34 [The Independent] Lostprophets' Ian Watkins remanded over allegations of plotting to rape a baby

12:39 [The Hindu - News] Will demand tough laws on crime against women in Budget session: Sushma

12:42 [Mother Jones] Photos: Hoops Hysteria, Indiana Style

12:43 [Raw Story] Oldest living Nobel medicine laureate Levi-Montalcini dies aged 103

12:45 [New Statesman] Will the protests against the Delhi gang rape reach rural India?

12:49 [The Independent] 'I meant to say maggot but I have a lisp' - Charlie Sheen denies homophobic slur


12:57 [Telegraph] New Year's Eve celebrations around the world: live

12:57 [Telegraph] 'Remembrance Day poppies should be white'

12:57 [Telegraph] Vineyard that supplied the Queen goes into administration

13:04 [Deutsche Welle] Uphill struggle against misuse of public funds

13:05 [The Independent] Skyfall becomes first film in history to take £100 million at British box office

13:06 [CNET News] TomTom's Lifetime Maps are useless if it takes a lifetime to update

13:06 [CNET News] 2013 could be the best year for comet spotting in generations

13:08 [Guardian] Facebook stops New Year message tool

13:08 [zero hedge] Cliffbiter

13:09 [BBC: Technology] Sony stops making PlayStation 2

13:16 [Spiegel] Picking on the Weakest: Religious Leaders Condemn Putin's Adoption Ban

13:19 [Topix Activism News] Syria says rebels attack gas pipeline

13:20 [The Hindu - News] Eshwarappa gets anticipatory bail

13:20 [CNN] University 'banishes' words for 2013

13:21 [Voice of America] Chinese Movie Industry Debates Proposal to End Censorship

13:23 [Voice of America] India Remains in Mourning for Gang Rape Victim

13:26 [The Hindu - News] Delhi Police finalise 1,000-page charge sheet in gang-rape case

13:31 [CNN] 2012's top political stories historic and hysterical

13:31 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Palestinian unemployment rises during 2012

13:32 [CNN] Politics in 2013: 5 things to watch for

13:36 [The Independent] North Korea's 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il 'died in fit of rage over dam that had sprung a leak'

13:37 [zero hedge] Frontrunning: December 31

13:38 [Spiegel] 'Find Another Career': Candidate Criticized for Chancellor Salary Gaffe

13:38 [CNET News] Samsung set to sell first Tizen smartphone next year, report says

13:41 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Movement of construction materials to Gaza "important step to break siege"

13:43 [OpEdNews] Pharma, Too Big To Jail: Medical Pharmaceutical Complex Exposed

13:44 [Fin24 News] Be cash flush in 2013, warns expert

13:44 [] The New York Times plays dumb about Iran's 20% enrichment offer

13:48 [CNN] GOP faces choice: Leadership or gridlock

13:49 [] Democracy Now!: 2012 In Review: A Year of Extreme Weather, Mass Shootings, Drone Wars and Dark Money in Politics

13:52 [The Independent] Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins remanded in custody over allegations of plotting to rape a baby

13:52 [The Independent] Foiled attempt to kill Belfast police officer 'could also have killed his family'

13:54 [The Hindu - News] Centenarians of 2012 - 2013

13:55 [NPR] Not Your Father's (Or Mother's) Congress

13:57 [CNN] From Wall Street to the street: A cabdriver's tale

13:58 [Spiegel] Swiss Miss: Appenzellers Offer Unique Twist on New Year

13:59 [Deutsche Welle] Catastrophic eruption is brewing in Japan

14:00 [New Statesman] Game Theory: talking videogames at the New York Times

14:03 [Raw Story] The world prepares to ring 2013 in with a bang

14:03 [The Atlantic: International] The Worst Holiday: New Years Eve Is Over-hyped and Anti-Climactic

14:08 [Raw Story] Human rights group: 30 tortured bodies found in Damascus

14:08 [Slashdot] The Power of a Hot Body

14:10 [CNN] Charter bus skids on ice, kills 9 in Oregon

14:10 [The Hindu - News] Centre to decide on special session after Verma panel report

14:14 [CNN] Lindsay Lohan: The reality show we don't want to watch

14:15 [Telegraph] Beer to become 'alcohol' in Russia on New Year's Day

14:18 [Raw Story] Cambodia battles to save rare Mekong dolphins

14:19 [Voice of America] Kanye West, Kim Kardashian Expecting Baby

14:20 [Fin24 News] Stocks end 2012 near record highs

14:21 [CNN] More than two dozen dead in second day of Iraq violence

14:24 [CNN] With no deal and only hours to go, U.S. economy heads toward fiscal cliff

14:26 [CNN] Golf star breaks leg in skiing accident

14:27 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Israel plans to expel 1,000 Palestinians from occupied Jordan Valley


14:29 [BBC: Technology] Mobile networks braced for New Year

14:29 [Telegraph] Extremism unchecked in schools, secret briefing reveals

14:34 [CNN] Character actor Harry Carey Jr. dies

14:36 [] US War Machine Leaves Ugly Imprint in Afghanistan

14:38 [zero hedge] Pentagon To "Temporarily" Fire 800,000 If No Cliff Deal; Chaos To Ensue

14:38 [The Independent] Man in critical condition after suspected Christmas 'trolley rage' incident at Marks & Spencer store

14:41 [Sydney Morning Herald] Over and out in Brisbane

14:41 [Sydney Morning Herald] We should be so lucky

14:41 [Sydney Morning Herald] A healthier you in 2013

14:41 [Sydney Morning Herald] Sour taste as Swede easily downs Stosur

14:43 [CNET News] Spotify's 2012 dominated by Gotye, Rihanna

14:43 [Voice of America] Chinese Dissidents Make Rare Visit to Nobel Laureate's Wife

14:48 [Raw Story] Indian gang-rape victim’s family wants killers executed

14:48 [Fox News: politics] Lawmakers struggle to produce fiscal deal as ball drop set to ring in tax hikes

14:54 [The Independent] Australia and Asia gives enthusiastic welcome to 2013

14:54 [The Independent] From 'Thomas the Tank Engine' to 'King of the Railway': Mattel plans global push for franchise

14:54 [Deutsche Welle] Peers vote for Ribery as best in Bundesliga

14:55 [CNET News] It's curtains for PetVille and 10 other Zynga games

14:57 [zero hedge] My Most Notorious Articles For The Year 2012: A Lot Of Hate & Controversy, But No Shortage Of Truth!

14:57 [The Hindu - News] Delhi airport to slash development fee from tomorrow

14:59 [CBC: politics] Kyoto climate change treaty sputters to a sorry end

15:00 [NPR] Secretary Clinton's Condition 'Extremely Common'

15:01 [CNN] Meet the star of Key West's 'drag queen drop'

15:01 [Telegraph] Spanish mothers strip off for austerity calendar

15:04 [msnbc: politics] Signs of progress seen on fiscal cliff deal

15:05 [CNET News] Is Samsung teasing a transparent, portrait TV for CES?

15:09 [The Independent] Two feared dead after being 'ejected' from bachelor party boat trip in alligator-infested lake

15:12 [Slashdot] YouTube Drops 2 Billion Fake Music Industry Views

15:13 [Raw Story] Santa Monica residents push city council to rein in outdoors fitness classes

15:15 [CNN] Connecticut shooter Adam Lanza's body claimed

15:16 [The Hindu - News] Tuk tuk, ahoy!

15:17 [Telegraph] Insecure people are less likely to use local dialects, academic says

15:17 [Telegraph] Time please for Ladies' Nights in Australia

15:19 [CNN] Portugal braced for 'fiscal earthquake'

15:20 [The Hindu - News] NABARD sanctions Rs.408 crore to Kerala

15:22 [The Hindu - News] M.M. Mani’s remand extended

15:23 [CNET News] Great game deals to kick off the new year

15:24 [Russia Today] Ex-wife accuses prominent Russian opposition member of pedophilia

15:24 [The Independent] Anne Hathaway: I want to get a baby, get a baby, get a baby

15:25 [NPR] Top Stories: 'Fiscal Cliff' Deadline Nears; New Year's Celebrations Begin

15:26 [New Statesman] Quote of the day: Iain Duncan Smith condemns tax credits

15:26 [The Hindu - News] CPI(M) stir for land unwarranted: Minister

15:26 [CNN] Djokovic injury scare after spectator barrier collapses at Hopman Cup

15:27 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Israeli forces breach truce with Gaza

15:28 [CNN: Entertainment] 'The Hobbit' outdraws 'Django'

15:28 [The Hindu - News] Form and formless

15:29 [OpEdNews] Ban Those Bullets!

15:29 [Topix Activism News] China activists break security cordon...

15:31 [CNN] Report blames poor security, inadequate response in Benghazi attack

15:31 [Telegraph] Number of foreigners claiming tax credits 'unknown', ministers admit

15:32 [The Hindu - News] Survival instincts

15:36 [CNN] Leave no woman behind: Why we fought for Reproductive Health Bill

15:38 [zero hedge] Chinese Think Tank: "Conflict With Japan Inevitable"

15:38 [zero hedge] Market Slams Higher As Corker Repeats Yesterday's Talking Points

15:39 [The Onion] Kentucky Derby Winner Hoping He Won't Have To Repeat What Was Easily Most Traumatic Experience Of Life

15:40 [The Independent] Black Sabbath top the vintage t-shirt charts

15:40 [The Independent] True to form, soggy 2012 ends with another drenching

15:42 [The Hindu - News] Of horror and hope

15:43 [Raw Story] Norquist: Fiscal cliff deal will cut taxes instead of raising them

15:44 [The Hindu - News] Candle-light vigil in Islamabad to Delhi gang-rape victim

15:46 [The Hindu - News] Game time

15:47 [Telegraph] Alan Greaves murder: we still need witnesses, say police after two men released on bail

15:47 [Telegraph] Daredevil Gorilla walks across tightrope

15:48 [Raw Story] Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announce pregnancy

15:48 [msnbc: politics] Deficit reduction becomes key sticking point on fiscal cliff

15:49 [Deutsche Welle] Iran tests missiles in Gulf war games

15:49 [CNN] Hillary Clinton hospitalized after doctors discover blood clot

15:50 [CNET News] Online services for Madden NFL 11, others get the ax

15:51 [New Statesman] A manifesto for the New Year: forget labels, and fix the problems

15:51 [CNN: Crime] Donors fund CT gun buyback

15:53 [msnbc] Deficit reduction becomes key sticking point on fiscal cliff

15:54 [Voice of America] US Lawmakers Attempt to Resolve Fiscal Stalemate

15:54 [The Hindu - News] Love all in style

15:55 [The Independent] The end of the world...again? Authorities on alert after cult leader paedophile Warren Jeffs warns 10,000 followers to prepare for New Year's Eve apocalypse

15:57 [Slashdot] New Documents Detail FBI, Bank Crack Down On Occupy Wall Street

16:01 [The Hindu - News] Striking Snaps - 2012 (Part-IV)

16:03 [Raw Story] Sen. Barrasso: Obama is the one obstructing fiscal cliff talks

16:03 [Disinformation] First ‘Alien Earth’ Likely To Be Spotted In 2013, Scientists Say

16:06 [CNET News] Intel reportedly will unveil its cable TV set-top box at CES

16:07 [zero hedge] Will Gold Make It 9 Out Of 9?

16:09 [Reuters] Hours from "fiscal cliff,' still no deal in Congress

16:10 [Reuters: politics] Hours from "fiscal cliff,' still no deal in Congress

16:10 [Fox News: politics] Obama approves pay raise for Congress

16:12 [Guardian] Michael Gove faces rebellion over no-curves schools plan

16:13 [Raw Story] Newtown shooter’s father claims his son’s remains

16:14 [Deutsche Welle] Africalink's review of 2012

16:15 [CNN] India files murder charges against suspects in brutal gang rape

16:18 [Guardian] Economists expect UK to lose AAA credit rating

16:20 [Telegraph] South African traffic police fitness test sees seven killed in 91F heat

16:20 [Telegraph] Spoiler alert: Fiscal cliff among phrases that should be banned

16:20 [NPR] Is The Party Over For The Tea Party?

16:23 [CNN] Wozniacki wilts in Brisbane opener as Australian Open preparations hit

16:24 [Red Pepper] Roadworks ahead

16:27 [The Onion] Obama Launches More Realistic 'I Have Big Ideas But We'll See How It Goes' Campaign Slogan

16:28 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Current peace process formula "a waste of time", claims Elaraby

16:29 [The Atlantic: In Focus] Animals in the News

16:29 [The Atlantic: In Focus] Violent Protests in India Over Rape Case

16:29 [The Atlantic: Technology] On the Ambivalence We Feel About Seeing Pictures of Tragedy on the Web

16:29 [Deutsche Welle] Ghana's top court to rule on contested poll

16:32 [Slashdot] Christmas Tree Rocketry

16:33 [CNN] 20 Shiite pilgrims killed in Pakistan bus attacks

16:36 [CNET News] Apple applies for patent on 'active stylus' technology

16:36 [zero hedge] Simon Potter's Hate-Hate Relationship With The VIX

16:37 [CNN] Travel Photo of the Day

16:39 [Spiegel] Picture This: Shining Lights

16:39 [Deutsche Welle] Egypt's currency hits seven-year low

16:41 [Fox News] Can These Two Avert a Fiscal Crisis?

16:41 [Fox News] BENGHAZI REPORT: Libya Was 'Flashing Red' Ahead of Consulate Attack

16:41 [Fox News] DEADLY AMBUSH: Attack Sheds Light on Dangers Firefighters Face

16:42 [Voice of America] Report: Environment and Food Needs Can be Met

16:44 [The Atlantic: Politics] Schwarzenegger Will Get Credit For Any Major U.S. Climate-Change Law

16:45 [CNET News] Microsoft offers free month for Xbox Live users hit by outage

16:46 [Guardian] Reasons to be cheerful in 2013

16:48 [Raw Story] Stocks drop as fiscal cliff deadline looms

16:50 [Telegraph] Teachers' Gangnam Style spoof video 'undermines pupils' respect'

16:50 [Telegraph] Jewish settlements 'same as Falkland Islands'

16:59 [OpEdNews] Y2013: Things Less Likely To Happen

17:01 [Slashdot] US Firms Race Fiscal Cliff To Install Wind Turbines

17:03 [The Progressive] Matt Damon Exposes Fracking in Promised Land

17:05 [NPR] Good Riddance! 'Fiscal Cliff' Tops List Of 'Words To Be Banished'

17:07 [Spiegel] Increasing Barbarity: Gaining a Clearer View of the Syrian Civil War

17:08 [zero hedge] Guest Post: The Real 2013 Cliff

17:11 [The Independent] Facebook deals with messaging flaw

17:13 [Raw Story] Federal appeals court cites Citizens United ruling in granting birth control coverage waiver

17:14 [Reuters] Hours from "fiscal cliff," still no deal in Congress

17:15 [Guardian] France's 75% 'supertax' could be revived in Hollande's new year message

17:15 [Moral Low Ground] Maine Police: Landlord James Pak Shot & Killed Teen Couple Derrick Thompson and Alivia Welch over Parking Dispute

17:18 [Voice of America] Al Qaida in Yemen Offers Bounty for US Ambassador

17:18 [Big Think] Meth Use Expanding Dramatically In Southeast Asia

17:20 [Reuters: politics] Hours from "fiscal cliff," still no deal in Congress

17:22 [CNN] New Year's concert called off in Caracas as Chavez battles 'new complications'

17:26 [Voice of America] CAR Rebels Threaten Capital

17:30 [CNET News] Fund this: An iPhone game controller that's also a case

17:33 [CNN] Box office report: 'The Hobbit' outdraws 'Django' and 'Les Mis' with $32.9 million

17:34 [OpEdNews] Drone War in Pakistan Spur Militant Reprisals

17:34 [Deutsche Welle] New Year celebrations start down under

17:35 [NPR] Green Grapes And Red Underwear: A Spanish New Year's Eve

17:36 [Telegraph] Afghan soldiers killed fighting Taliban rises for fifth year

17:36 [Telegraph] Family of missing pregnant woman in Afghanistan speaks out

17:36 [Telegraph] Police seeking two oompa-loompas over Norwich assault

17:36 [Telegraph] Charles DIckens statute to be erected against his dying wishes

17:37 [Guardian] Fears grow for missing North Sea ferry passenger

17:43 [Fox News] Stop Tomorrow's Hangover Today

17:43 [Fox News] Tips For Saving For a Trip

17:43 [Fox News] How Bubbles Get in the Bottle

17:43 [Fox News] Sheen Screams Gay Slur at Club

17:44 [CNN: Technology] Danger meets discovery: 2012's top science stories

17:44 [zero hedge] Senate Back In Session: Live Webcast From Senate Floor

17:46 [Slashdot] Team Aims To Build Robot Toddler In Nine Months

17:52 [Telegraph] Silvio Berlusconi backtracks after making gay jibe

17:53 [Guardian] 'Oompa-Loompas' sought over city assault

17:53 [CNN] Paul Wolfowitz - Fast Facts

17:55 [zero hedge] What's Next: The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The 'Cliff'

17:58 [The Onion] Glowing Ahmadinejad: 'I Am The Nuclear Weapon We've Been Building'

18:00 [Moral Low Ground] Jennie Scott, Florida Woman, Allegedly Attacks Boyfriend Jilberto Deleon After Oral Sex Fail

18:00 [NPR] Is Our Economy Better Than Theirs?

18:01 [CNN: Politics] Obama talks presidency's 'worst day,' goals for next term

18:03 [Foreign Policy in Focus] As 2012 Ends, a Turning Point on Women's Rights

18:06 [Telegraph] Apple products top list of 'unwanted' Christmas gifts as parents get 'i' confusion

18:06 [Telegraph] Pakistan releases more Taliban prisoners

18:06 [Telegraph] Tour bus crash in Oregon kills nine

18:08 [zero hedge] Ron Paul To Congress: "Stop Legislating Your Ideas Of Fairness. Protect Property Rights. Protect The Individual"

18:14 [Russia Today] Obama authorizes five more years of warrantless wiretapping

18:17 [Guardian] Teenage victim of London stabbing named

18:17 [Global Voices] Bolivia: Nationalization and football

18:18 [Big Think] 'Abd al-Rauf al-Dhahab and Bad Intel

18:19 [The Atlantic: International] Global Crystal Ball: What's Going to Happen Around the World in 2013?

18:20 [CNN] Folk songs and bell gongs: Test your knowledge of New Year customs

18:23 [Raw Story] Lighter side: Happy football fan tackles Christmas tree

18:24 [Disinformation] Police Officer Slams Suspect Against Wall

18:24 [Russia Today] 2012 ends with a fly in the ointment for Russian juniors

18:25 [CNN] Significant progress made in fiscal cliff discussions, sources say

18:27 [msnbc: politics] As clock ticks toward deadline, still no fiscal cliff deal

18:29 [The Independent] Rhino poaching peaks across Africa as demand for horns soars

18:29 [The Independent] Halifax raises hopes of a healthier housing market

18:29 [The Independent] Apathy rules as FTSE ends moribund year with a whimper

18:29 [The Independent] Retailers face 2013 gloom as Britons prepare to save

18:29 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Demonstrations continue in Iraq as prime minister considers protesters' demands

18:32 [The Hindu - News] U.P. offers Rs. 20 lakh, Delhi Rs. 15 lakh to victim’s family

18:32 [Slashdot] Intel's Rumored TV Plans Would Compete With Apple, Google

18:32 [Global Voices] From Indigenous Protests to Religious Preaching, Portuguese Language Countries in 2012

18:32 [CNN] Time to toot horn for George H.W. Bush

18:33 [Foreign Policy in Focus] 2012 in 16 Stories

18:34 [The Hindu - News] Soon, hard copy of ticket will not be needed for air travel

18:35 [Reuters] Secretary of State Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

18:35 [Fox News: politics] Maryland same-sex couples prepare for Jan. 1 marriages

18:35 [CNET News] How Best Buy can learn from B&H Photo

18:35 [CNET News] Distorted Facebook message saves woman's life

18:36 [CNN: Money] Jobless benefits running out

18:36 [] Democracy Denied: Michigan Gov. Signs Replacement Emergency Manager Law

18:38 [The Hindu - News] Mammoth effort to save African elephants

18:38 [Telegraph] Shimon Peres raises prospect of Hamas peace talks

18:39 [zero hedge] Presenting Birinyi's Parabola

18:42 [The Hindu - News] Home Minister says Nasheed was 'toppled'

18:43 [Mother Jones] A Quick Look at U.S. Healthcare Costs for the Elderly

18:44 [The Independent] India calls for death penalty for those accused of brutal gang rape of medical student who later died

18:44 [The Independent] BBC Radio Cymru cuts hours and introduces English songs in row over royalties

18:44 [The Independent] Pipe bomb found near Armagh police station

18:46 [Fox News] No Deal, and 'Running Out of Time'

18:47 [msnbc] As clock ticks toward deadline, still no fiscal cliff deal

18:47 [Doctors Without Borders] [Press Release] First New TB Drug In 50 Years Approved Must Be Made Widely Available

18:48 [The Hindu - News] Supreme Court talks tough: don’t adjourn rape cases at the drop of a hat

18:48 [Big Think] Bringing Solar Power And New Investment To Africa

18:48 [Electronic Intifada] "Ghost town" brought back to life in Hebron

18:49 [Russia Today] New York woman shoved a man in front of subway because she hated Muslims since 9/11

18:51 [Moral Low Ground] Obama Signs FISA Warrantless Wiretapping Extension

18:51 [AL JAZEERA] Central African rebels weigh coalition offer

18:52 [The Hindu - News] Residents’ woes far from over

18:54 [Telegraph] Hillary Clinton to spend New Year's Eve in hospital

18:54 [Telegraph] Man critically ill after suspected 'trolley rage' incident at M&S

18:54 [Telegraph] Lloyds bank cards fail ahead of New Year celebrations

18:54 [Telegraph] Oscar-winning editor Mike Hopkins drowns

18:55 [Guardian] Israeli fence construction cuts off migration from Egypt

18:55 [NPR] Arizona Democrat Kirkpatrick Making Capitol Hill Comeback

18:56 [Voice of America] World Bank Praises Burundi’s Regulatory Reforms

18:57 [Global Voices] Top Five Moments for Argentina in 2012

18:58 [CNET News] Some of my favorite iOS apps of 2012

18:58 [The Hindu - News] Road widening not a smooth affair in old city

18:59 [Good] Ten Moments of 2012 That Will Affect the Next 50 Years

18:59 [Middle East Monitor] Middle East Monitor: Israel worries about US financial crisis

19:00 [The Hindu - News] Woman strangled to death

19:02 [The Hindu - News] Menendez’s case puts renewed interest on NY mental health system

19:03 [Truthdig] Is Your Alarm Clock Making You Fat?

19:03 [AL JAZEERA] UN peacekeepers exit East Timor

19:04 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Man Who Collected 1,320 Best-Books-of-2012 Lists

19:05 [Guardian] Fiscal cliff deadline looms as talks on a deal continue – live updates

19:06 [Voice of America] India Marks Somber New Year's Eve After Rape Victim's Death

19:06 [The Hindu - News] Astronautical Society’s Aryabhatta award for Muthunayagam, Saraswat

19:07 [Slashdot] NASA Releases New Photos of Saturn's Rings and Clouds

19:08 [zero hedge] Obama To Make Statement At 1:30 PM, Stocks Pop Then Fade

19:10 [The Hindu - News] I know my limitations: Chidambaram

19:12 [Global Voices] Celebrating 2012 with Global Voices

19:13 [Mother Jones] Fiscal Cliff Talks Now Entering La-La-Land Stage

19:13 [Raw Story] Dem rep.: Republicans questioning Clinton concussion think moon landing was staged too

19:14 [straight] Gwynne Dyer: Nigeria's Boko Haram problem

19:14 [OpEdNews] The Idol Smasher

19:15 [The Independent] Battle of the bins: Defra stats show fortnightly refuse collections INCREASES recycling

19:15 [The Independent] EU: Britain could be given 'second-class' membership of bloc

19:18 [Truthdig] What Would Thomas Friedman Write?

19:18 [CNN] Obama to speak on "fiscal cliff"

19:23 [Fox News: politics] Judge allows ban on funds to Planned Parenthood

19:23 [CNN] By the Numbers: Politics in 2013

19:24 [The Atlantic: National] How Rich People Celebrated New Year's Eve in the Gilded Age

19:24 [CNN] Barge companies fear Mississippi River shutdown because of water levels

19:24 [OpEdNews] The Gatekeepers: Exposing Israel's Dark Side

19:25 [The Hindu - News] BJP breathes fire against Akbaruddin

19:27 [The Hindu - News] MFN status to India not to be operational from today

19:27 [AL JAZEERA] US officials say 'fiscal cliff' deal emerging

19:27 [Global Voices] Nobody Gets Mad on the Last Day

19:28 [Raw Story] BBC reporter claims to have found Scientologists’ ‘alien space cathedral’

19:29 [Disinformation] Are Shooting Spree Killers Following A Cultural Script?

19:29 [Good] The Inconvenient Truth About 'Lincoln'

19:33 [The Hindu - News] Numaish is here

19:33 [Slashdot] Researcher Warns That Military Must Prepare For "Mutant" Future

19:34 [Reuters] Tentative "fiscal cliff" deal emerges in Senate

19:34 [Voice of America] Adele, One Direction Top Billboard 2012 List

19:36 [zero hedge] You Must be 48" To Ride This Ride

19:36 [zero hedge] Obama Speaks Again

19:37 [Reuters: politics] Tentative "fiscal cliff" deal emerges in Senate

19:37 [BBC: Also in the news] Kim and Kanye expecting baby

19:38 [Truthdig] Dunce Cap

19:39 [Topix Activism News] Correction: Southern's Big Bet story

19:39 [The Hindu - News] President cancels New Year celebrations

19:39 [Deutsche Welle] Pakistan releases Afghan Taliban prisoners

19:40 [Fox News] Lawmakers Race to Strike Fiscal Deal

19:40 [Fox News] PLOT FOILED? NYPD Busts Couple After Finding Explosive Powder

19:40 [Fox News] 'DAD' FIGHTS BACK: Sperm Donor to Battle Order to Pay Child Support

19:40 [Fox News] ROSE TRIBUTE: Korean War Veterans To Be Honored in Parade

19:43 [The Hindu - News] GHMC New Year gift: cough up more tax

19:45 [The Hindu - News] Don’t spare the juvenile too, hand him exemplary punishment: Tirath

19:46 [CNET News] BlackBerry 10 device appears at FCC

19:48 [Global Voices] Most Read Stories on Global Voices in 2012

19:49 [The Atlantic: Technology] The Emancipation Proclamation Was Written Double-Sided

19:49 [The Hindu - News] Two gang rape complaints in Jammu since Dec. 16

19:49 [CNN] By the numbers: George H.W. Bush

19:50 [OpEdNews] Ten of My Favorite Things about 2012

19:51 [The Hindu - News] GHMC to take up grievances round-the-clock

19:53 [Truthdig] 2013

19:54 [CNET News] BMW cars to get LTE WiFi

19:54 [CNET News] Typical Mac user is a freckly, glasses-wearing gal

19:54 [CNN] CNN's 2013 travel wish list

19:56 [Pravda] 2013, the Mayan Calendar and the end of the world

19:56 [Pravda] Homage to Rita Levi Montalcini

19:56 [CNN] Social media: Fiscal cliff deadlock is 'jeopardizing faith in our government'

19:57 [The Onion] Anti-Doping Agency Has A Bunch Of Old Tour De France Titles Lying Around If Anybody Wants One

19:58 [Global Voices] “Bogotá's Traffic Jams Are Horrific Now? Well, Just Wait!”

19:58 [Raw Story] Watch live: President Obama speaks on fiscal cliff

19:59 [The Hindu - Opinion] Moving forward to go back

19:59 [The Hindu - News] City to get Rs 1,000 crore infra boost in 2013

20:01 [The Hindu - Opinion] France leads the tax debate

20:01 [The Hindu - News] Space crunch drives students away

20:02 [Voice of America] Kabul Announces Fourth Stage Security Transition

20:03 [Raw Story] MI woman released after 11 days in jail for cursing

20:04 [The Atlantic: Technology] A Thought for You As You Stare Up at the Stars and Ponder the New Year

20:04 [Voice of America] Bombing Case Reopened Against Turkish Writer

20:05 [The Hindu - Opinion] On shaky foundation

20:05 [The Hindu - News] PMK too will go it alone in LS polls

20:06 [CBC: politics] Fiscal cliff deal 'within sight,' Obama says

20:06 [Voice of America] China: Detained Chinese Fishermen Released in Japan

20:07 [The Hindu - News] CPI(M) supports TN CM’s demands at NDC meet

20:08 [CNN] One year later, Iraq war's legacy remains unclear

20:08 [zero hedge] Obama 'Balanced'; Market 'Unbalanced'

20:08 [zero hedge] Cliff Deal - Winners and Losers

20:10 [msnbc: politics] Obama: Deal is 'within sight,' not yet complete

20:11 [CNET News] ZTE Wombat from T-Mobile makes its way to FCC

20:11 [AL JAZEERA] Obama says fiscal cliff deal in sight

20:12 [Slate Magazine] Longform’s Top 10 of 2012

20:13 [Raw Story] France plans to tackle car-torching New Year’s tradition

20:15 [The Hindu - Opinion] Ring out the rhetoric, ring in results

20:15 [straight] Update: Missing 13-year-old Vancouver boy found near UBC

20:16 [The Hindu - News] “Give up KKNPP, go for solar and wind energy”

20:18 [The Hindu - News] No kidding about these councillors

20:18 [Mother Jones] No Deal Yet

20:19 [CNET News] Concept tire uses color-coding to monitor treadwear

20:20 [The Hindu - News] Mamallapuram temple complex part of ‘Clean India’

20:20 [OpEdNews] Will Syria Go on the Offensive at The Hague?

20:20 [msnbc] Obama: Deal is 'within sight,' not yet complete

20:21 [The Hindu - Opinion] Now, the tragedy of the common species

20:21 [CNET News] The best money-saving tips of 2012

20:21 [Slashdot] FAA Device Rules Illustrate the Folly of a Regulated Internet

20:22 [Mostly Water] The Gatekeepers: Exposing Israel's Dark Side

20:23 [Big Think] Russian Orthodox Head To Clergy: Stop Driving Drunk

20:24 [The Hindu - News] United in grief and anger, divided in agenda

20:25 [OpEdNews] Sandy, Katrina, and Climate Justice

20:25 [The Hindu - Opinion] In Myanmar, a winning hand for America

20:27 [CNN] Obamacare to flesh-eating bacteria: Top 2012 health stories

20:28 [AL JAZEERA] Obama says 'fiscal cliff' deal in sight

20:28 [Global Voices] Costa Rica: Of Mills and a New Year

20:28 [Raw Story] This year was ‘deadliest year’ for journalists

20:29 [Russia Today] Police tighten security in Times Square considering it possible terrorist target

20:30 [The Hindu - News] Mamata govt. sitting on rights panel report to curb crime against women

20:31 [Moral Low Ground] Idaho Vice Principal Tara Leigh Bagley Accused of Sexually Abusing Girls, Ages 16 & 17

20:32 [The Hindu - News] In 2012, Supreme Court made its presence felt in all spheres

20:34 [Russia Today] Iran stages cyber warfare drill alongside Hormuz naval exercise

20:34 [Mostly Water] The Tri-Command Strategy and Merging U.S.-Canada Arctic Foreign Policy

20:35 [OpEdNews] Political Grinches Stealing Christmas From Palestinian and Syrian Refugees

20:35 [The Hindu - Opinion] Yeoman service

20:37 [The Hindu - Opinion] Public toilets

20:37 [] 'World's Worst Poker Player': Obama Readies Gift for GOP

20:38 [zero hedge] Guest Post: When Priced In Gold, The US Economy Is At Depression-Era Levels

20:39 [The Hindu - Opinion] Empowering women

20:40 [OpEdNews] Pot, guns, and tears

20:41 [NPR] Congo Fighting Leaves A Fragile City On Edge

20:42 [The Hindu - News] Coursing with creative confidence

20:43 [Raw Story] Poll: Secretary Clinton is America’s ‘most admired’ woman for 17th time

20:43 [Truthdig] Spoiler Alert: Banished Words List of 2013

20:44 [Mostly Water] Rare Israeli Justice

20:44 [Russia Today] 2013: What's in Store? (Op-Ed)

20:44 [The Hindu - News] Auspicious Beginnings

20:44 [Voice of America] Civilian Armed Groups Fight Crime, Wreak Havoc in Niger Delta

20:47 [CNN] Obama says 'fiscal cliff' deal in sight

20:48 [Global Voices] Japan's Kanji of the Year 2012

20:48 [Raw Story] Ukraine accused of allowing foreign nations to kidnap asylum seekers

20:48 [The Hindu - News] Amid his flights of fancy, Mali was a nonpareil

20:48 [Mother Jones] 11 Killer Albums Brought to You by Brian Eno

20:50 [Mostly Water] Responsible Fiscal Cliff Resolution

20:50 [Voice of America] US Senate Panel Slams Security at Benghazi Mission Before Attack

20:51 [CNET News] Geek pasties sparkle with 'Star Trek,' Grumpy Cat

20:54 [Sydney Morning Herald] Two killed just hours into new year

20:54 [The Hindu - News] From rich raag-s to rarefied raga-s

20:54 [Deutsche Welle] Rio's favelas cashing in on New Year festivities

20:54 [zero hedge] Unleash The "Henry": VIX Compression On

20:54 [zero hedge] Obama Said No Deal, McConnell Denies, Says "Agreement Reached On All Tax Issues"

20:55 [OpEdNews] Timothy Geithner To Resign: A Dishonorably Honorable Discharge For the Scandal-Ridden Treasure Secretary

20:55 [Guardian] Obama says fiscal cliff deal is 'within sight' as Congress continues to haggle

20:56 [CNN] Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's cutest PDA moments

20:58 [The Onion] Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad To Obama

20:58 [Global Voices] An Open Letter to President Hugo Chavez, from El Salvador

20:58 [Raw Story] Real life ‘Promised Land’: Fracking comes to suburban Texas

20:59 [Telegraph] Teenager 'stabbed to death for his mobile phone'

21:00 [OpEdNews] A deadly monster. Part 2: Its outmatched and divided opposition

21:00 [The Hindu - News] In China, Delhi gang rape spurs online debate, then censorship

21:04 [CNN] Photos: The world rings in the new year

21:04 [Good] Intermission: One Second Every Day for a Year

21:04 [The Hindu - News] Pakistan releases 8 Taliban detainees

21:05 [OpEdNews] Gun Control Laws and Race And Class: Let's Talk About It

21:05 [CNN: Money] Federal workers set for furloughs

21:05 [CNET News] Facebook revives NYE message service after patching security hole

21:06 [The Hindu - News] Record output and steep rise in prices went hand in hand in 2012

21:08 [The Hindu - News] Pakistan releases eight Taliban detainees

21:09 [Slashdot] Does 2012 Mark the End of the Netbook?

21:09 [The Atlantic: Technology] Our Most Popular Technology Stories from 2012

21:09 [The Atlantic: Politics] Joe Biden: The Most Influential Vice President in History?

21:09 [Deutsche Welle] President Obama speaks on fiscal cliff

21:11 [Fox News] Obama: Deal 'Within Sight,' but ...

21:17 [The Hindu - News] IT recruitments fail to bring cheer to city graduates

21:19 [The Hindu - News] Work on bridge in Ambattur delayed

21:21 [The Hindu - News] Now, tummy tucks and nose jobs at GH

21:23 [CNET News] Microsoft issues fix for IE flaw that could allow PC hijack

21:23 [CNET News] Falcon Pro updates, integrates YouTube API

21:23 [The Hindu - News] Caste plays dominant role in SHGs: study

21:23 [Raw Story] Judge allows Texas to carry out funding ban against Planned Parenthood

21:23 [Big Think] Searching For Solutions To Japan's Deer Problem

21:24 [The Atlantic: Technology] Umberto Eco on Why We Love Lists

21:25 [The Hindu - News] New alignment approved for flyover near Anna Arch

21:28 [Raw Story] India’s government to roll out its cash-to-poor program in new year

21:30 [OpEdNews] Before -During And After Newtown There Is Overwhelming Sadness

21:30 [Fox News: politics] Judge halts contraceptive mandate for Domino's Pizza

21:32 [CNN] Attacks kill 16 across Iraq as sectarian tensions grow

21:33 [The Hindu - News] I-T Department to tackle tax evasion in real estate sector

21:34 [The Independent] New Year Celebrations: from Kiritimati to Samoa – via Britain

21:37 [The Hindu - News] Government, Azim Premji Foundation sign pact

21:38 [zero hedge] The Fed's Inflation Will Crush Emerging Markets

21:39 [The Hindu - News] Man held in Hassan for raping minor

21:40 [OpEdNews] You Can't Disengage From the Village

21:42 [CNN] Events in landmark 'Spider-Man' issue have fans in a frenzy

21:43 [Raw Story] Mexico City tries out cash-for-guns program

21:43 [The Hindu - News] Witness in illegal mining case fears for her life

21:48 [Fox News] Fiscal Talks Yield 'Agreement' on Taxes, Spending Still Sticking Point

21:48 [Global Voices] Dhaka Will Soon Have A Crowdsourced Bus Map

21:49 [Topix Activism News] NC Possum Drop Organizer Mum On Plans For Midnight

21:49 [The Hindu - News] Include saints’ teachings in curriculum: Advani

21:50 [OpEdNews] The Lack of Progress on Gun Control

21:50 [The Independent] Terror suspect goes on run while under police surveillance

21:50 [The Independent] Ancient bridge succumbs to flood’s force

21:53 [Truthdig] Texas Judge Allows Ban on Planned Parenthood Funding

21:55 [Slashdot] Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini, Nobel Winner, Dies At 103

21:55 [The Hindu - News] Court annuls ban on tobacco sale

21:57 [The Hindu - News] ToD domestic power billing from New Year

21:59 [Reuters] Senate "fiscal cliff" deal emerges, but not there yet

21:59 [Telegraph] Fiscal cliff: deal in sight as US edges back from the brink

21:59 [The Hindu - News] Petrol pump agitation puts Sabarimala pilgrims to hardship

22:00 [Reuters: politics] Senate "fiscal cliff" deal emerges, but not there yet

22:00 [OpEdNews] So Long, 2012: New Year's Resolutions I'd Like to Hear

22:03 [CNET News] Infiniti teases Q50, an update to the G sedan

22:05 [OpEdNews] Of Massacres, the People, and Their Guns

22:08 [zero hedge] And The Market Breaks

22:08 [zero hedge] Behold The Brains Behind Ben Bernanke's Binary Black Box

22:09 [Russia Today] US goes over 'fiscal cliff'

22:09 [CNET News] See-through speaker system is a real looker

22:10 [zero hedge] US To Officially Go Over The Fiscal Cliff

22:10 [zero hedge] 3% Market Ramp... On No Deal, And On Debt Ceiling Breach

22:13 [Global Voices] All About Grassroots Change Movements

22:15 [Telegraph] Forgotten war in the Land of Smiles

22:15 [OpEdNews] After You Ban Guns, Can You Ban Matches Too?

22:16 [NPR] Parenting, Mental Illness And Bodily Functions: 2012's Most Read

22:19 [Russia Today] Police claim to arrest Occupy activists with cache of weapons

22:21 [The Independent] Not that greatly exaggerated? When obituaries go premature

22:21 [The Independent] The Kinfant vs HRH Baby: The great foetus face-off

22:21 [The Independent] Can Rowan keep up with the Wyverns?

22:22 [] Gang Rape and Murder in India Galvanizes Nation

22:28 [CNN] North Carolina governor pardons 'Wilmington 10'

22:36 [CNET News] 'Dystextia': Muddled texts can signal stroke, doctors say

22:39 [The Atlantic: Politics] What You Need to Know About the Fiscal Cliff Before You Go to Your New Year's Party

22:40 [CNN] Obama says fiscal cliff deal in sight

22:40 [CBC: politics] U.S. House will miss 'fiscal cliff' vote deadline

22:41 [Sydney Morning Herald] Sealed with a kiss

22:41 [Sydney Morning Herald] US set to head over cliff

22:42 [Slashdot] A Wish List For Tablets In 2013

22:43 [Truthdig] ‘Tis a New Year

22:47 [Telegraph] A dry January is not enough to revive the liver

22:48 [Global Voices] Shahzeb Khan – Symbol of Hope Against Pakistan's Powerful Feudals

22:50 [Reuters: politics] "Fiscal cliff" tumble looms despite Senate efforts

22:50 [CNN] Planned Parenthood loses bid to delay Texas funding law

22:54 [Reuters] "Fiscal cliff" tumble looms despite Senate efforts

22:59 [Russia Today] President Putin New Year's address

23:00 [OpEdNews] Guns, Shootings, and Actual Change

23:06 [CNN] The world's most mysterious buildings

23:07 [The Independent] John Curtice: Mid-term loss for the Tories has proved Ukip’s gain

23:07 [The Independent] Tories lost a fifth of their voters in the last year, poll reveals

23:07 [The Independent] Coalition hit by 27 rebellions this parliamentary session

23:07 [The Independent] Chinese scholars warn of 'violent revolution' if political reforms stagnate

23:09 [The Atlantic: Politics] What We've Really Lost to the Fiscal Cliff: A Sense of Form

23:11 [Voice of America] Tibetan Activists Seek Attention, Action With Self-Immolations

23:13 [Fox News: politics] Doctors: Blood clot located in Clinton's head

23:15 [Voice of America] End to Hollywood Film Violence Unlikely

23:15 [OpEdNews] Hernandez Family foreclosure Sparks anti-Eviction Outrage

23:16 [straight] Vancouver artist Ian Wallace receives Order of Canada honour

23:18 [Slate Magazine] Why Mostly Men at the Indian Anti-Rape Protests?

23:18 [Fox News] RUSSIAN CRACKDOWN: Moscow Rings in 2013 By Arresting Protesters

23:24 [CNN] Hillary Clinton treated for blood clot in her head

23:25 [OpEdNews] 'I Voted?' documentary in final production

23:26 [Slashdot] Panda Blood May Hold Potent Assailant Against Superbugs

23:27 [CNET News] Library Web sites see boost in mobile traffic

23:32 [] Recent Storms Recall Dust Bowl Days as Drought Persists

23:33 [Telegraph] Commuters who travel during rush hour peak face steeper fare rise

23:33 [Telegraph] Prostate cancer, the neglected killer, loses out on research cash

23:33 [Telegraph] Neglectful Britons blamed for forcing elderly into care homes

23:33 [Telegraph] England's local government system must be fundamentally reformed, says MP

23:34 [CNN] New York City couple accused of possession of explosive material

23:35 [OpEdNews] Obama Spearheads Social Counterrevolution: Behind the "fiscal cliff" Debate

23:47 [Telegraph] Francois Hollande defends 75 per cent tax rate

23:50 [OpEdNews] Cheers to a New Year: Quotes on Cheer-- Alcohol, Drinking, Beer-- and Getting High

23:51 [zero hedge] Senate Deal "Apparently Short Of Needed Support"

23:51 [CNET News] Amazon apologizes for Netflix's Christmas Eve streaming outage

23:53 [Raw Story] Group warns military: Prepare now for risks of ‘mutant soldier’ future

23:56 [AL JAZEERA] US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline

23:59 [CNN] Chief Justice laments 'fiscal cliff' effects on federal courts

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